What's New

October 15, 2021 -


Since 2008 when the University of Oregon Microform Publications first went online as OregonPDF in Health & Performance the OregonPDF in Health & Performance website is now approaching the milestone of 1 million sessions.  

(970,000+ Sessions - as of 10.15.21)

October 1, 2020 -

OREGONPDF - COVID-19 - Fall Update

Following an initial dip in activity during April and the early part of May, usage statistics for the OregonPDF in Health & Performance website have shown a rapid return to normal, or in some cases exceeding normal, usage.

March 31, 2020 -

OREGONPDF - COVID-19 - an Update

We can confirm that we continue to remain fully OPEN for business, during this exceptional time, in our 'locked-down' office building. 

We have been able to maintain a full and normal service of online access for both subscribers and non-subscribers. Our in-office conversion to PDF of previously unconverted, microfiche copies of research studies has been uninterrupted and this service shall continue for the foreseeable future.

February 13, 2019 -


Recently, the original programming language for the OregonPDF in Health & Performance website was approaching the point where Adobe was going to discontinue support, officially announced for April 2019.

Anticipating this, the OPDF website has been migrated onto a newer platform (v.2016 as opposed to v.2011). Following the testing for all functions, including SEARCH and PDF UPLOAD and DOWNLOAD in a variety of browsers, the website became 'live' on the new server today. We anticipate that this new server will provide a quicker, more stable response from the website for all users, for the foreseeable future.

Current subscribers do not need to take any action as the migration retained all previous data. Please contact office@oregonpdf.org if you have any questions.

March 14, 2018 -

Spring 2018

OregonPDF in Health & Performance website is migrated to a new HOST server provider that should provide for better service. Testing has been completed and the website became fully migrated on this date.

January 11, 2018 -

          New PDFs added in January 2018

June 30, 2017 -

  MARC records are now available for OregonPDF in Health & Performance

Increasing discovery and access to a unique student and faculty research resource

 MARC Records now available for Alma Community Zone and ALL other subscribers to

OregonPDF in Health & Performance.

In the past, some of our subscribers have requested MARC records for the unique collection of research material that makes up the resource, 'OregonPDF in Health & Performance'. We have listened and, with the initiative and follow-up of William Doering, of the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, we are pleased to announce that MARC records are now fully available for all subscribing university libraries, including those in the Alma Community Zone.

June 16, 2015 -

106 countries acccess OregonPDF in 2014-2015

OregonPDF in Health & Performance is pleased to announce that in the period from 01 August 2014 to 31 May 2015, a total of 106 countries have accessed data from our unique resource.

April 14, 2015 -

Under attack! - A CAPTCHA response

Due to repeated attacks from automated SPAM 'bots' (internet robots) we have been forced to install a CAPTCHA question on the form that non-subscribing organizations use for ordering studies and research. You will see that there is now a simple confirmation "I'm not a robot" that must be clicked on.

We hope that this simple confirmation achieves the purpose of keeping out unwanted SPAM and permits us to better serve both subscribers and non-subscribers. 

March 10, 2015 -

50th Anniversaries for Subscribers

In 2015 - the following universities achieve the 50th Anniversary of their subscription to OregonPDF in Health & Performance (fomerly University of Oregon Microform Publications)

University of Western Ontario

University of Utah

California Polytechnic - San Luis Obispo

Brigham Young University

We thank them for their loyal subscriptions to the unique resources of OregonPDF.

September 23, 2014 -

Technical Issue - Resolved

The website was hit with a malfunction that affected certain subscribing uiniversities for over two weeks while our IT provider wrestled with the issue - now fully resolved. We apologize to any subscribers and users who were inconvenienced during this period.

March 3, 2014 -

Add your Dissertation to the Collection - an update:

Springfield College in one upload have added 164 new PDFs to the OPDF Collection.

July 1, 2013 -

New Dissertations and Theses

OregonPDF in Health & Performance is pleased to announce that more libraries are in the process of putting into place measures to ensure that their students' researches are submitted to the OregonPDF in Health & Performance directly by the University.

With renewed submissions, OregonPDF in Health & Performance is seeking to attain substantial increases in the number of new studies added to their collection each year. The goal for 01 Aug 2013 to 31 July 2014 is 500 new studies.

To learn more about this initiative please e-mail office@oregonpdf.org 

March 1, 2013 -

The Scope of OregonPDF in Health & Performance

A reminder to all researchers that the major topic headings within OregonPDF in Health & Performance are:

v  HE       Health and Health Education

v  PE       Physical Education and Athletics

v  PH       Physiology and Exercise Epidemiology

v  PSY     Sports Psychology

v  RC       Recreation

February 2, 2009 -

Technical Upgrades

Summary of improvements to the function of the website:

1. HOME - No longer doubles as a SEARCH page. by clicking on the 'New PDFs' button you will be able to see a selected listing of PDFs added in the previous year and for the current year to date

2. SEARCH - The options of 'Search One or More Words' and 'Search a Phrase' have been added

3. YOUR LIBRARY - Current Subscribers are listed and new information is provided on 'How to Subscribe'

4. WHAT'S NEW - Provides information

5. SUBMIT A DISSERTATION or THESIS - This is brand new. Dissertations or Theses to be added to the collection can now be e-mailed by individuals or institutions to OregonPDF in one easy step 

January 1, 2009 -

Major Website Upgrade

In 2009 this website was upgraded - providing easier access to the database and for uploading new dissertations and theses.